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Bad Dad

Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (182 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The new heartwarming and hilariously brilliant story, beautifully read by number one best-selling author David Walliams.

Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads and bad dads....

A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big – and winning!

This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter! Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heartwarming story of a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

©2017 David Walliams (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Our child asked us to rate it ZERO. Asked for refund.

I have no idea why this book has so many good ratings? It’s definitely not described accurately by Amazon or Audible. The descriptions and cover suggests that it’s an entertaining book for kids but that was definitely not out conclusion. Audio reading was okay but limited to one voice. The story was depressing and sad. The events of father losing a leg in an accident, mother abandoning her family for a rich man who she is having an affair with, a mob leader threatens father with son’s safety are all not topics that I wish to share with an 8 year old child. It’s not even described in a particularly funny way. After 13 chapters we agreed, as a family, that this book was an epic waste of time. It might be suitable for kids over 10 yrs of age, but it’s definitely not suited for younger kids and it’s definitely NOT the comedic book that reviews or descriptions seem to suggest. It’s a sad story with adult topics. Deserves a zero except for the fact that Amazon may seem my rating an error.

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A lovely story with an underlying hint of sadness

There's such a beautiful and sad realness unpinning this funny & entertaining story. Wonderfully narrated.

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love

we love it so much and it is so nice mum and dad love it so much

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Awesome Book

I loved this book because it describes a perfect relationship between each Frank and Dad. I also like the humour in it. The storyline was great and the oral version is really great. Every single word was spoken clearly and it makes it much more exciting to hear the word read out loud.

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Not enough rahj

In this book i don’t think rahj was in it a lot and that upset me because I am a huge rahj fan

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Heartwarming story with great story line

We listened to this on a long car trip. David Walliams has a smooth easy to listen to voice. The speed of speech and different voices made it entertaining and easy to follow. We were as engrossed in the story as our son (7yrs) was & couldn’t wait to get listening right through to the end. Once finished, our son requested to hear it again. Encourages valuing relationships over money. Highly recommend to fathers and sons especially, although mums can really appreciate the story too.

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Great story and very funny.

Entertained the whole family over a long car trip. Lots of laughs for an 8 year old and adults.

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Amazing

I love David walliams storys
I have all of them sitting on my book shelf waiting to be read again

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My 7yo LOVED this novel

Real characters, great plot, fun performances.
As a parent I found it dragged and my 5yo and 3yo were bored, but the 7yo LOVED it!!

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Car trips

When our family hops into a car, after about half a hour the children in our family get restless and whinging. Think about it- you hop into the car about to drive to the vacation you booked, and after ten minutes you have to listen to wailing children. All that changed when we discovered Audible. I LOVED Bad dad. Cheers,a fan.

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  • Derek Jack
  • 28-06-2018

Loved it!

Fantastic from start to finish! I found myself listening to it without my kids - definitely for the whole family!

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  • hayley taylor
  • 17-06-2019

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-2017

Bad Dad by David Walliams.

It was one of the best books I've ever listened to 😊 And I loved it! I recommend it from years 8- and over😊😊😊

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  • Lloydfamily
  • 02-12-2017

Amazing book

This unique book is full of mystery and things a dad would do for his son

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Natalie
  • 29-11-2017

Bad dad review

Absolutely amazing another great book by David walliams. What would we read without you david

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  • D. Krueger
  • 27-12-2017

truly fun to listen to across the ages..

... especially due to its performance.! It had us in giggles even though the story followed well predictable paths! I would recommend this! I know I will listen to it again when I need some cheering up!

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  • Kay Allen
  • 03-12-2017

funny audio

good narrating

I found it a wee bit sad at moments but if you know David Walliams, raj or anyone else in his amazing BOOKS👍👍👍💖💕😺😺..... will make you laugh
my favourite character was close between raj and frank but I lean towards frank more than raj because of how many books raj is in.
but I chose frank because of how risky and funny yet weirdly saving himself in a way I can't quite explain.

ok so what your reading right now is my opinion of this audio book which is simply amazing but you may or may not agree ,any way its for pretty much all ages except if your mum isn't around or if you have a fear of jail…

IT IS AMAZING I RECOMMEND IT SO MUCH

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  • Brian Copperwheat
  • 26-11-2017

Brill book for all

You should read this book. It is really fun and loving to all kids and dads! (Maybe not for kids with no dad)

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • G Samuel
  • 24-11-2017

Bad dad

It is the best book ever and you must by it its amazing so by it

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  • fiona carter
  • 22-11-2017

Great narration and story

The narrators were my highlight. They were so good at reading the story. The story was great funny and pacful

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  • B. R. Hansen
  • 03-12-2017

A great read.

I loved it, it's a good children's book I recommend this book to 6 plus

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  • Ali
  • 24-11-2017

Awesome😜😝😎😎😎😛😛😋😋😋😋😋😋

Very good story I would recommend it for any age . The narration was very good and is very humorous I've also read the book and love the illustrations there very good. Well done david Walliams

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